The Weirdest Beauty Trends of 2017
BEAUTY NEWS | 6 December 2017
2017 has produced no shortage of exciting new beauty looks and styles. We’ve seen and loved matte skin, monochromatic makeup, fiery red lips and eyelid art (to name a few).
But this year also hatched some weird stuff too. From feather eyebrows to squiggly lips, we’ve selected some of the stranger beauty trends that made it big on Instagram. Which ones will you be wearing?
The feathered eyebrow phenomenon was brainchild of Finnish makeup artist, Stella Sironen, who kickstarted the trend on Instagram. This curiously coiffed look involves parting your eyebrows and fixing the hairs back with lip balm into a feathery shape. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying this is one brave statement that will get you noticed.
If you’re planning to attempt this kaleidoscopic look at home, be aware it’s trickier than it looks. Steve Robinson, Art Director at Electric Hair London points out: “Unless you have very light blonde or grey hair, pulling off this hair look can often involve lightening your natural hair tone first, so chances are, you’ll need to go back and forth to a professional until you achieve your desired shade.” Steve suggests that wearing a wig might be a less labour intensive option. “You’d be surprised how many celebrity rainbow hair looks are actually achieved with wigs”, he says. “They can be so realistic, you’d never tell the difference unless you got beyond the bodyguards.”
Squiggle brows and lips
Just when you thought it was safe to go back onto Instagram for your beauty inspiration, somebody came up with the squiggle brows trend. While having a pair of little snakes drawn on your forehead isn’t for everyone, they very quickly went viral. Created with the help of some PVA glue and lots of liner, these up and down eyebrows were swiftly followed by wavy lips and wobbly eyeliner. Whatever next?
Nose hair extensions
One day, Instagrammer @gret_chen_chen decided to stick false eyelashes around her nostrils. Thus, another very strange beauty trend was born. The furry nose look quite possibly started out as a joke (and might work at Halloween), but we can’t see it catching on. Ear hair extensions next, anyone?
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